Coney Island Couture!
Project Runway S12 – Ep3 By: Leslie Lovette
Heidi wakes up the designers and sends them off to Coney Island! (My gawd! I would looove to be woken up by Ms. Heidi Klum!) At the pier Tim Gunn reveals it is our first team challenge, may the drama begin!! Teams shall pair up with an ice cream cart, get peoples opinions on the ice cream and pick out 3 sensor descriptive words as inspiration for their design. Our queen ging Alexander and our deaf fashionista Justin are a team. Kate our returning ging & Helen, the deep understood wanna be different dark mysterious girl are a team. That shall be an intriguing combo/design. Next Jeremy, Ken and his bowtie are a team. Sue and Sandro our Russian spitfire shall work together..that should be interesting! Sandro skips in glee to his ice cream cart! Braden, my little dancer and Karen(who?) are a team. Dom & Alexandria are paired together (snooze..) And lastly our sustainable Timothy and his hometown nemesis Miranda are joined together. Light, natural, refreshing, arousal, temptuous, luxurios, fluffy, and playful are all some of the descriptive words given to the designers. Now, Tim reveals each team shall design only ONE look (which spells: Drama Drama Drama!) and it doesn’t stop there. No shopping at Mood today. Their materials must be from items they win at Coney Island by playing games! Talk about carnie gone couture! As viewers we LOVE unconventional challenges. How can one make a giant ice cream cone carnival toy into a chic gown?? Carnival & Luxory do NOT go hand in hand. I’m excited and the designers are in hell. I love it! Aliens, dolphins, sombrero hats, monkeys, ice cream toys and more! Timothy makes love to his unicorn and declares it ‘Team Wisconsins’ mascot.(I’m sorry Wisconsin)
Sandro & Sue are already getting into it about a bobbin! Sue doesn’t know how to function a sewing machine. Seriously Sue? Seriously? Who goes on a designing show and not know how to use a sewing machine? That’s like going on Top Chef and not knowing how to use an oven! #facepalm There is so much fluff from the toys being torn apart in the workroom it looks like a winter wonderland gone carnie horror. Off with their heads!…stupid carnie monkeys. Side note: Timothy thinks unicorns are related to hippopotamus’?? I’m not even going there. He also scraps everything him & Miranda designed and draws up a super hero costume. Dom & Alexandria are making a harajuku girl gone anime gone cray cray. Shark mouth with big monkey eyes? Okay…
Sandro & Sue are still going at it, but now in front of Tim. Sue wants a sculpted neck piece and Sandro flips out calling it stupid Lady GaGa. While Sue & Sandro go GaGa, Timothy & Miranda’s design looks like Disney working in a Hospital. I think Miranda is just crying inside because she can’t make a 40’s high waisted pencil skirt out of plastic carnie alien skin with a bit of skin showing on her torso with a crop top made of monkeys. Kate & Helen have become a love fest of sorority sister love. Sandro yells, cusses, and belittles Sue. Miranda is a broken record about Tim Gunn’s critique. Timothy has a breakdown because Miranda is talking mad crap about him, and cries in a dark corner with his unicorn and reads his love letter from his model. It inspires him to walk back into the workroom, unicorn in hand, pull up his britches and continue with the challenge.
Day of the Runway, Miranda goes schizo and cries about how badly she treated Timothy the day before. She wanted him in flames one day and wants to lick his wounds the next? I can’t with this one. Sue threw her hands in the air & has become Sandro’s bitch assistant because he would not listen to anything she had to say and ran her over at every possible second. Now to the Runway! Kelly Osbourne is guest judge. (Is anyone else ever slightly perplexed from her 180 in life? I’m happy for her and all, but slightly perplexed nonetheless) Anywho, my dancer boy Braden & Karen’s look is an awful plastic swelling mess. If they would have left the swelling green cotton candy bulge off her hip the look might have passed for a design. Dom & Alexandria’s design looks like it is straight from shark week or a Gwen Stefani music video. Harajuku Girl! Sandro’s and Sue’s design is a playful blue plastic dress. It’s very absinthe fairy from the ocean! Helen & Kate’s piece is stunning. Breaking News: Red Sombrero hats have gone chic! (It’s also a little Judy Jetson) My queen ging Alexander & Justin’s look is very young, and a little much. Fun & playful for sure, but I’m not sure their version is a good thing. Jeremy, Ken, & his bowtie’s design is an 80’s blue high waist pant with a sombrero bodice and furry vest. I am loving the sombrero weave bodice! Lastly, our Wisconsin nemesis duo, Miranda & Timothy’s look walks down the runway. She rocks a plastic high low dress with a slim t-back with a rubber ducky looking vest. I am a huuuge fan of high lows so I am totally bias and love the dress, minus the vest. Sandro, Sue, Jeremy, Karen, Ken & bowtie, & Braden are all safe this week. Sandro looks like a hillbilly gone chic with his silk blouse and coveralls. Paired with that stache? I can’t even take what comes out of his mouth seriously. Especially his little sexist dig about a woman finally listening to a man. Don’t make me pull those suspenders over your stachy little face! Seeing what that boy wears is more intriguing than his designs so far IMO.
Kate & Helen with their sombrero chic masterpiece, Alexander & Dom with their sharkweek harajuku girl, have the highest scores, while Wisconsin duo and my queen ging & justin are the lowest scores. The judges love how cute and comfy the sharkweek harajuku girl looks, and love how tailored and sculptural the scombrero judy jetson look is. Zach says it perfectly ‘Sombero Saturn Chic!’ Now time for the judges to rag on the losing teams. Zach is no fan of my ging’s look. He again has the perfect words for the design, ‘Seabum Skipper.’ Kelp is growing out her ass and seaweed lining the bottom. The judges are snooze bored by the Wisconsin duo’s high low dress. Timothy attempts to defend his part in the dress by comparing it to trying to put life boats on the Titanic. Back on the runway, Helen is announced the winner! She’s gone from bottom, to the top! And besties with Kate. I think her life is just about complete now. For the 3rd time on the bottom, Timothy is finally eliminated. I believe the right designer is eliminated. Him and Miranda both deserved to leave. In his talking head Timothy admits he should have danced more and that he will never stop believing in unicorns. I would have LOVED to see his twinkle toes! Aufedersein!
Federal Timeline Comparison
Maryla has put together a comparison of a few high profile federal cases as a comparison to the Giudice’s case. It looks like things move quickly once charges are filed.